‘Women Up North Housing’ (WUNH) offers vital services that support women, children and young people who have experienced domestic and family violence or abuse.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $600,000 in funding to construct new accommodation, refurbish bathrooms and kitchens, upgrade security and fire systems, and modify room layouts and flooring to improve accessibility.
“Women Up North have been providing a brighter future for victim-survivors for over 30 years,” Mr Hogan said.
“This funding of more than half a million dollars means that WUNH will be able to increase the support and services they offer to local women and children.”
“The impacts of domestic violence are just devastating. Everyone in our community deserves to feel safe and secure, and I thank the incredible team at WUNH for their work in helping women, children and young people find their feet again.”
WUNH Executive Officer Jillian Knight-Smith said the funding will enable them to upgrade their accommodation which provides support for First Nations women and children.
“Our current facility is aged and insufficient, the bathing and toilet facilities are out of date, there’s limited heating and cooling but the upgrade will give us a refurbished and safer accommodation and engender respect, dignity, healing and resilience,” she said.
WUNH can be reached on 02 6621 7730 or you can visit their website at www.wunh.org.au
For confidential advice, support and referrals, contact: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732), The NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63) or Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491).
This funding has been provided through the COVID-19 Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Infrastructure Grant Program.